Drop Off Day
Drop off times vary based on the session attending:
Sunday, June 25 (1 Short, 1 Long): 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Sunday, July 9 (2 Short): 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Monday, July 24 (2 Long, Rookie 1): 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Monday, July 31 (Rookie 2): 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
We do not offer busses. Instead, We invite families to drive up to camp to drop off their camper. This gives families the opportunity to meet staff and see the facilities before heading home.
There will be signage and guides on opening day to help make the process as smooth and quick for everyone. If you need to drop off campers at both Airy & Louise, we recommend you “divide and conquer.” If, however, you are unable to, we suggest dropping off at Airy first. From our experience, we’ve observed that boys tend to say goodbye quicker than girls. Also, we ask that you do not bring pets on opening or closing days.
When you arrive, you’ll need to make a few stops before finally settling into the bunk:
We will deliver the 2 largest pieces of luggage to your daughters bunk. You will be greeted with your camper’s bunk number and then asked to drop off the luggage. Our staff will diligently label your luggage to avoid confusion.
You will be directed to park in a designated area. Depending on the number of people dropping off, you will either park in front of the gates, or next-door at either Pen Mar Park or Fort Ritchie. If you are parked at Pen Mar Park or Fort Ritchie, you will then receive a shuttle to the entrance of camp.
You’ll proceed to the check-in area to confirm pre-mailed forms, complete permission slips, and sign up for add-on trips. This is also where your camper will receive her Camp T-Shirt and have her picture taken for our records.
Your daughter will be directed to a health screening area for temperature, weight and lice check. Meanwhile, you will fill out personal information about your camper so her counselors can get to know her better.
The best part of the whole check-in process is when you get to go to the bunk! Wear your walking shoes. If you are need of assistance, there will be golf cart shuttles available. Once your camper is unpacked and settled, we recommend you say goodbye promptly so that your daughter can begin getting to know her counselors and bunkmates.
You will be directed to park in the designated area. Staff will assist you with labeling and dropping off 2 pieces of luggage.
You will walk to the gym to confirm pre-mailed forms, complete permission slips, and sign up for add-on trips. This is also where your camper will receive his camp t-shirt and have his picture taken for our records.
You will proceed to the medical corner to complete a health screening including a temperature and lice check.
Now it’s time to head to the bunk. Shuttles will be available if you’d rather not walk up the famous “Airy Hill.” Once your camper is unpacked, he will be eager to start playing with his new bunkmates. Take the opportunity to meet the counselors and unit leader, and then wish him a great summer!
Pick Up Day
Pick up times for all Departure days EXCEPT Rookie: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Rookie Camp Pick up times: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Even if your camper writes home requesting you to come “as late as possible,” it’s not fun being the last one to be picked up (trust us). Also, we ask that you do not bring pets on arrival or departure days.
Before you arrive at the bunk, you’ll want to make a few stops:
- Check Out: You’ll receive the camper’s bunk photo, receive any packages that might have been sent to Mail Jail, and you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for next summer at a special discounted rate offered only on Pick Up Day.
- Health Center: If your camper has medication, stop by the health center to pick it up.
- Lost & Found: Your camper might claim they didn’t lose anything, but each summer we collect huge amounts of misplaced and unmarked items. Large items left behind will be taken to our Baltimore office and can be picked up there. Any items left after September 30th will be donated.